Dr. KIM Taejoon


Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


  • Received The President's Award 2017, City University of Hong Kong, 2017.
  • Received Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Communicatioans (2016      Stephen   O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory) along with co-authors, Sooyoung Hur, David J. Love, Jim V. Krogmier, Tim A. Thomas, and Amitava Ghosh.  
  • Received IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) Best Paper Award 2012 for the work with Sayantan Choudhury, Zhongyi Jin, Klaus Doppler, and Chittabrata Ghosh.
  • Awarded Nokia Research Center Kudos Award, 2012.


  • Video A (Setting): Showing the UE's movement and rotation, antenna arrays at both UE and BS, six-sector BS configuration, and the street geometry.

  • Video B (Multicell & Single-UE): Showing the beam-alignment and UE re-attaches to another BS when the original link is blocked. The frame duration is 10ms. The red line is the desired channel path.

  • Video C (Multicell & MultiUE): Showing the intra-cell interference management. The green line is the downlink interference channel path.

  • Video D (Holistic View): Showing more UEs runing in the simulator.   


  • 20th US Patent with Sayantan Choudhury, Chittabrata Ghosh, Klaus Doppler, Esa Toumala, is granted, 2015.
    Delivered a seminar ("Adaptive Wireless Communications for Mobile Broadband") at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), IEEE Signal Processing Hong Kong Chapter (organized by Prof. W.-K. Ma).

  • 15th US Patent (Taejoon Kim, Timothy Schmidl, ``Phase Locking Loop," US Patent No. 8,711,983), is granted.  

  • 10th US Patent (No. 8,724,728) is granted, 2014. 


  • My Ph.D. supervisor, Prof. David J. Love, is elected to IEEE Fellow "for contributions to feedback-adaptive wireless communication systems".   
  • Received IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) Best Paper Award 2012 for the work with Sayantan Choudhury, Zhongyi Jin, Klaus Doppler, and Chittabrata Ghosh.  
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications (2016-)
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (Special Session on Energy Efficient PHY and MAC, 2014-2015)


Taejoon Kim (S'08 – M'11) received the B.S. degree (with highest honors) from Sogang University, Korea and M.S. degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), both in electrical engineering in 2002 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2006, he was with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea as a Researcher. In 2007, he joined Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. and earned Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011. From August 2011 to September 2012, he was with the Nokia Research Center (NRC), Berkeley, California, U.S.A. as a Senior Researcher. He was a Summer Intern with the Samsung R&D Center, Richardson, Texas, U.S.A. in 2008 and with the DSPS R&D Center, Texas Instrument, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. in 2010, respectively. Before joining City University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in March 2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Communication Theory group at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden from October 2012 to January 2013. His research interests are in the design and analysis of communication systems, adaptive signal processing, and MIMO wireless systems. He is a member of the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Wave, City University of Hong Kong.

He was awarded along with co-authors the 2016 IEEE Communication Society Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory, the IEEE Transactions on Communications Best Paper Award. He received, in 2012, the IEEE PIMRC Best Papaer Award. He was the recipient of Nokia Research Center Kudos Award in 2012. He was awarded the Korean government (MOCIE) scholarship for studying abroad in 2007. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2016 and a guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He has filed over 30 US patents (25 US patents granted). 

Research Interests/Areas

Algorithms on manifolds
Feedback communication systems
Adaptive communications and signal processing
MIMO transmission schemes and array processing
Closed-loop channel sounding and signal adaptation
Cross-layer design/optimization and wireless sensor networks
Millimeter wave MIMO channel estimation and hybrid precoding
Precoder/combiner optimization for highly dense MIMO networks
Sparse channel estimation and compressed sensing
Fast 3D ray tracing and wireless channel modeling

Research Group

Mr. Guojun Xiong
Mr. Miaomioa Dong
Mr. Qiyou Duan
Mr. Wei Zhang
Mr. Wai Ming Chan


EE2301 - Basic Electronic Circuits (Lab):    2014/2015 Semester B, 2015/2016 Semester B

EE2000 - Logic Circuit Design (Tutorial and Lab):    2013/2014 Semester A, 2014/2015 Semester A, 2015/2016 Semester A

EE6617 - Estimation and Detection:    2013/2014 Semester B, 2015 Summer, 2015/2016 Semester B, 2016/2017 Semester B

EE4092 - Engineering Training II, ECE Part-B:    2016 Summer, 2016/2017 Semester A

EE3008 - Principles of Communications:    2016/2017 Semester A

ACM Contest Training: EE ACM